If you’re looking forward to a fancy night out, well, maybe change your plans, because Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops are looking like a fancy night in! Whether you want to dress the part or not, these tender slices of high-class deliciousness will be dressed to the nines in a sweet and tangy sauce that tastes like it should be really expensive (spoiler alert… it’s not!). So, whether you are trying to elevate your element or want the taste of sophistication while still being in your jammies, Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops is a quick yet elegant way to make it happen!

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For the pork chops:

  • 4 (5-ounce) pork chops, bone-in, pounded to 3/4-inch-thick
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • dried herbs, such as parsley, optional, to taste, for garnish
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Step 1 –Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels.

Step 2 –Season the pork chops with the salt and the pepper.

Step 3 –Melt the butter in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Step 4 –Add the olive oil to the butter and stir to combine.

Step 5 –Carefully place the pork chops in the butter-oil mixture and cook until browned on one side, about 5-6 minutes.

Step 6 –Turn the pork chops and cook until the other side is browned and they reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 7 –Transfer the pork chops to a resting plate and keep them warm.

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Step 8 –In a small saucepan, add the chicken broth, the balsamic vinegar, and the honey and stir to combine.

Step 9 –Bring the balsamic mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until it reduces to 1/2 cup, about 5-6 minutes.

Step 10 –Drizzle the pork chops with the balsamic glaze and serve garnished with the dried parsley.